Lab Test : Viral Culture - Urine

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Alternate:Urine Culture Viral, Urine for CMV (cytomegalovirus)
Includes:Viral isolation and identification from urine, including rapid identification of CMV.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:URVC
Available:Daily 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day
Turnaround:Negatives reported at 21 days, positives as identified
Specimen:Urine
Volume:2 mL
Container:Sterile urine cup
Temperature:Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than 1 hour.
Rejection:N/A
Normal:No virus isolated.
Uses:Detects and identifies viral infection in urine.

Detectable viruses - Adenovirus, CMV,

Please notify the Virology Lab if looking for Measles or Mumps
Limitations:Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a viral infection.

If Adenovirus or CMV is the only virus suspected, PCR for is more sensitive and specific and has a turnaround time of 1 day.
Method:Culture
 

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